Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Gov. Bob McDonnell and first lady Maureen McDonnell have included several Old Town establishments as part of a statewide initiative.
A handful of historic houses in Old Town Alexandria have been included in the Virginia governor’s new list of historic homes across the commonwealth. Gov. Bob McDonnell and first lady Maureen McDonnell have announced that 2013 is “Year of the Historic Home” and with that comes an accompanying interactive map of 74 cultural hot spots across the Old Dominion. The list will reach about 100 sites once the map is complete. In Old Town, Carlyle House, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum as well as nearby Mount Vernon Estate, Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighy House and the Woodlawn Plantation house are some of the highlighted structures. In addition to the interactive features on the new website, the Virginia Time …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Gadsby’s Colonial Tavern Showcases Yards Brewing Co’s “Ales of the Revolution” in Old Town Alexandria with a Tasty History Course from the Founding Fathers
Yards Brewing Company shared beer’s revolutionary roots last Friday night by introducing Ales of the Revolution to guests at a memorable historic beer dinner in colonial Alexandria, lending a festive glow to a cold January night. Hosted by the renowned eighteenth-century colonial inn - Gadsby's Tavern Museum - the four-course dinner and pre-dinner tasting was resonant with memories of struggling new generations of Americans that beer has soothed and restored. Departing after midnight, I could almost hear the muffled sounds of hoofbeats breaking the silence of Old Town’s empty streets during a sudden flurry of snow that quickly blanketed the moonlit scene of our emerging nation’s premiere house of hospitality where political, business and …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Congratulations to Benjamin Fiore-Walker.
The City of Alexandria has selected Benjamin Fiore-Walker as its new town crier. Fiore-Walker was one of a dozen candidates who competed in a “cry off” Sept. 7. He auditioned before panelists representing Alexandria tourism, historic resources, special events and the city government, who evaluated the candidates for voice strength and clarity, deportment, verbal and nonverbal communication, and interest in Alexandria. A resident of Alexandria, Fiore-Walker has experience working with the public, appearing in period costume, volunteering at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and promoting history as a tour guide. He will make his first official appearance as town crier at the City Council meeting on Sept. 27.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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